Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The transformation of David Brooks - Columbia Journalism Review

Explaining Christian theology has bedeviled Brooks for several years now, in writing his latest book, The Road to Character, and in recent columns, much to the bewilderment of readers. It’s strange partly because Brooks was raised Jewish, but also because the opinion pages are generally reserved for current events and politics. For counsel on political punditry, Brooks used to make a practice of interviewing three elected officials a day. To flesh out his sense of sin, he sought a different sort of expertise.  


Honestly. Sin in NYC is not hard to find. Or he could just look at himself. Being an opportunistic bounder is probably some sort of sin.

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The bit of Christian theology where I get stuck is the doctrine of the Trinity. It seems so bonkers that it's hard to believe it makes any more sense in Greek. What has Brooks got to say about three-in-one? (P.S. How ever did the company that makes that handy lubricant ever get off with naming it that?)

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 29, 2015 9:21:03 AM